Raspberry leaves, lady´s mantle, lemon melissa and co. have been valued by midwives and “wise women” for many centuries. As a midwife, I personally mixed all the blends to assure every woman that she can drink these teas in any of the indicated time periods and in the indicated quantities, without having to be afraid of undesirable side-effects. INTO LIFE teas are not medicinal teas. Nevertheless, each herb has its own potent effect - this is intended and welcome.
For a perfect unfolding, it is advised to drink each respective tea regularly. For all teas we use only herbs, flowers and fruits of the highest organic quality.
These herbs, alphabetically sorted, are ingredients of INTO LIFE tea blends – and a brief description of their traditional effects.
Aniseed (Milch und Honig) Antispasmodic effect, stimulates lactation.
Cardamom (Weiches Wochenbett, Mutterstolz) Warming, antispasmodic, appetising, aromatic-sweet
Cinnamon (Weiches Wochenbett, Mutterstolz) Warming, invigorating, pleasant and sweet taste.
Daisy (Weiches Wochenbett) „Little arnica“, wound healing, especially in the pelvis area.
Elder Blossoms (Milch und Honig) In case of common colds, fever reducing, recovery aiding.
Fennel (Mutterstolz, Milch und Honig) Stimulates lactation, relaxing, antispasmodic.
Fenugreek Seed (Milch und Honig) Stimulates lactation, nourishing, supports convalescence.
Ginger (Weiches Wochenbett) Warming, supports the cardiovascular system, invigorating, regenerative. An important herbal remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Honeybush (Milch und Honig) Originates from South Africa, like Rooibos, but definitely milder, in fact honeyesque in flavour, wild-growing.
Lady’s Mantle (Guter Hoffnung 1 + 2, Weiches Wochenbett) The Lady’s herb par excellence, with a balancing effect on all female organs and the female hormone system.
Lavender Blossoms (Guter Hoffnung 2, Neun Monde, Weiches Wochenbett, Mutterstolz) Soothing, relieves anxiety, sleeping aid.
Lemon Balm (Guter Hoffnung 1 + 2, Neun Monde, Weiches Wochenbett, Mutterstolz) Relaxing tonic, in cases of angst, restlessness, irritability. Of high value in times of stress and tension.
Lemongrass (Guter Hoffnung 1 + 2, Neun Monde, Mutterstolz) Gently calming, antispasmodic effect on the digestive system. Pleasantly fresh, lemonlike flavour.
Liquorice (Weiches Wochenbett, Mutterstolz) Traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal remedy. Warming, toning, invigorating, appetising.
Orange Blossoms (Guter Hoffnung 2, Neun Monde, Mutterstolz, Rosenschön) Calming for the vegetative nervous system, in case of heart palpitation, supports a quiet sleep.
Orange Peel (Guter Hoffnung 1 , Mutterstolz, Rosenschön) For a fresh, fruity taste.
Raspberry Leaves (Guter Hoffnung 1 + 2) Strengthen the uterine musculature (without causing contractions!), preparing for birth.
Rosemary (Weiches Wochenbett) Tones, supports the cardiovascular system, recuperative, after exertion, invigorates the mind.
Sallow Thorn Fruits (Guter Hoffnung 1 + 2, Mutterstolz) One of the most Vitamin-C-packed fruits at all, optimizes blood circulation. Enjoyably fruity taste.
Stinging Nettle (Guter Hoffnung 1 + 2, Weiches Wochenbett) Blood building, mildly diuretic.
St. John’s Wort (Guter Hoffnung 1 + 2, Neun Monde, Mutterstolz) Nervine, anti-depressive, in cases of fatigue and sleeplessness.
Verbene (Guter Hoffnung 2, Weiches Wochenbett, Mutterstolz, Milch und Honig, Rosenschön) Vervain Toning and invigorating. Nervine. Stimulates the uterine musculature, preparing for birth. Stimulates lactation.
Whole Rose Buds (Guter Hoffnung 1, Neun Monde, Mutterstolz, Rosenschön) The most feminine among the flowers. Extra subtle, flowery and precious. Gently calming and enhancing mood.